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Israel approves highest number of settlement homes since 1992: minister

Israel has so far this year advanced its highest number of settlement units since 1992, the defence minister said Sunday, despite warnings such plans will further cloud chances of a two-state solution. Last month, Mr Trump visited Israel and the Palestinian territories, meeting both Mr Netanyahu and Mr Abbas and seeking what he called the "ultimate deal".


Clinton and Trump trade barbs on Twitter

Clinton and Trump trade barbs on Twitter

Clinton has also placed partial blame on fake news about her being widely spread on Facebook and now ex-FBI director James Comey re-opening his probe into her misuse of government email. Some of those people helping the Russians, she said, had access to "polling and data information". Clinton also criticized the Democratic National Convention (DNC) during the interview Wednesday and said when she became her party's presidential nominee, she inherited "nothing" from the committee.


Nawaz Sharif leaves for Saudi amid Qatar crisis

Nawaz Sharif leaves for Saudi amid Qatar crisis

But since June 5, the UAE has joined Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt in cutting off sea traffic to Qatar as part of the nations cutting diplomatic ties. He added that he was "extremely disappointed" in Trump. "[The U.S.] should be the leader trying to break this blockade and not sitting and watching what's going on and putting fuel on [the] fire", he added.



United States forces back Philippine troops in Marawi

United States special forces were helping provide intelligence to the Philippine military, but were not involved in combat operations, said Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera, an army brigade spokesman. Special forces from the United States are assisting in the operation against Islamist militants in the besieged town of Marawi in the southern Philippines.



Macron blasts Russian 'fake news' campaign to Putin's face

Macron's government says it backs United Nations -mediated peace talks in Geneva. Mr Putin emphasised the need for closer co-operation between Russian Federation and France, two nuclear-armed permanent members of the UN Security Council.


Indian-American Ananya Vinay spells 'marocain' to win National Spelling Bee

Indian-American Ananya Vinay spells 'marocain' to win National Spelling Bee

Anna Cockfield, a 13-year-old student at Petoskey Middle School, excelled under the pressure of competing at the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week. Bee officials will administer a Tiebreaker Test to all spellers in the competition at 6 p.m. (2200 GMT) on Thursday. Shourav Dasari , 14, from Spring, Texas, spells his word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee , in Oxon Hill, Md ., Thursday, June 1, 2017.